Tennessee CPA Exam Requirements
Age Requirement: None
Citizenship Requirement: No
Residency Requirement: No
Social Security Number Requirement: Yes
Tennessee CPA Exam Education Requirements
Education Requirement for Licensure: 150 hours (including B.A.)
Participates in International Examination Program: Yes
Hours in accounting: 30 semester or equivalent quarter hours of accounting education including the elementary level. Not more than 3 semester hours may be internship programs which may be applied to the 30 hours in accounting. Candidates must have at least 24 semester hours of accounting courses at the upper division level, junior level courses or higher.
Exam sitting requirements: Must be within 200 days of completing education requirement
Experience requirements: 1 year experience gained through employment in industry, government, academia or public practice. 2 years experience for CPAs providing attest services.
Ethics exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam for initial licensure
Send any additional required information or documents to:
CPA Examination Services – TN
PO Box 198469
Nashville, TN 37219
Materials to be Submitted with Application
Official transcript(s). Submission by you or school to CPAES.
Notarization Form. Submission by you to CPAES.
Photograph Form with a 2×2 photograph taken within the last three months, showing your head and shoulders only. Submission by you to CPAES.
Certificate of Enrollment, if applicable. Submission by you or school to CPAES.
International Evaluation, if applicable. Submission by you or evaluation agency to CPAES.
ADA Accommodation Form, if applicable. Submission by you to CPAES.
Please allow two to four weeks from your file completion date (when application, fees and all additional required materials have been received) for your application to be processed. Acknowledgment of receipt of application will be sent to you via email, unless otherwise indicated. This notice is sent only as acknowledgment of receipt of application.
If you have previously applied and sat but were currently enrolled in college at the time of application (Certificate of Enrollment form), you are NOT automatically considered a re-examination candidate.
Tennessee CPA Exam Requirements
All first-time applicants are required to pay both an application fee and an examination fee upon submission of the first-time application. All re-examination candidates are required to pay both a registration fee and an examination fee at the time of registration.
You are able to apply for one or more sections of the examination at a time; however, you are advised to only apply for a section of the examination if you are ready to take it within the next six months.
Application fee $170.00
Auditing and Attestation (AUD) $192.03
Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) $172.51
Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) $192.03
Regulation (REG) $172.51
4 examination sections $150.00
3 examination sections $125.00
2 examination sections $100.00
1 examination section $75.00
Phone Number: 615-377-3825
Address: 201 Powell Place, Brentwood, TN 37027
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Aleshia Garrett) or email@example.com
Phone Number: 615-741-2550
Fax Number: 615-532-8800
In State Toll Free: 888-453-6150
Address: 500 James Robertson Parkway, Davy Crockett Tower, Nashville, TN 37243-1141